Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma

This nationally-recognised award in beauty therapy will enable you to become a fully operational therapist in a salon, without supervision.

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  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway

    Beauty Therapy

You will learn in our purpose-built salon, which is fully equipped to industry standards.

The course covers the following areas:

  • Health and Safety 
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Body Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Facial Electro-Therapies 
  • Micro-Dermabrasion
  • Client Care, Communication and Retail Skills 

You will learn through a mixture of practical and theory lessons. All treatments will be demonstrated by experienced lecturers followed by the opportunity to practice the treatment straight away. You will work on clients to complete your practical assessments and gain industry experience.

You will complete online theory exams to support the practical treatments you are learning, these have a pass mark of 70%. You will produce a portfolio of evidence documenting all the treatments you carry out and you have the opportunity to be graded pass, merit or distinction for your practical assessments. You will build your skills throughout the year and your work placement will complement the college training and hopefully lead to employment. 

A minimum of 85% attendance is required by the Examining Board and the college for successful completion of the qualification

You need to have a level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma and four or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English. Working towards Grade 4 in maths.

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Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

    years of teaching experience

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